Megaflyover: Documenting Africa's Last Wild Places

Megaflyover and Human Footprint Map
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This photograph shows part of a village in a very poor Sahara settlement in Niger, Mike Fay said. "It's not difficult to see how places like this in Niger can end up in a crisis, with thousands of people going hungry. This is what happens when people take everything from the land and they are too poor to import resources they need to live."

The Megaflyover project documented heavily settled centers in Africa and contrasted them with areas where there is relatively little human impact.

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—Photograph by J. Michael Fay, copyright National Geographic Society
 
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